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Home to J-bay, one of the longest and most perfect right hand pointbreaks. South Africa has numerous good spots, from small beach breaks to big wave spots.
Climate in South Africa : South Africa has a temperate climate that is influenced by the warm Agulhas current from Mozambique as well as the Indian Ocean to the east and the cold Benguela current from the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast. Most rainfall occurs as a result of moist warm Indian Ocean air currents while distribution decreases from east to west. Average annual precipitation varies from 400 mm (16 inches) in the east to less than 50 mm (2 inches) in the northwest coastal regions. Average annual precipitation in Cape Town is 510 mm (20 inches) and average temperature ranges are from 9 to 17 degrees Celsius (48 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit) in July to 16 to 27 degrees Celsius (61 to 81 degrees Fahrenheit) in February
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Surf spots in South Africa

Surf spots in South Africa : 94
Surf pictures in South Africa : 119
Surf videos in South Africa : 20
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25 Sep 2018 The UK Surfing Blues 3390 views 5 replies

The UK Surfing Blues
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22 Nov 2016 surf in durban 4680 views 0 replies

surf in durban
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30 May 2016 surfing schools 15094 views 9 replies

surfing schools
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19 Aug 2015 Surfspots in SA 2283 views 0 replies

Surfspots in SA
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17 Sep 2014 wetsuit advice 11667 views 9 replies

wetsuit advice
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31 Jul 2014 Liftshare from Johannesburg to JBay 1717 views 0 replies

Liftshare from Johannesburg to JBay
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16 Apr 2014 Driving from Durban to Kenya through Mozambique beach coast 4601 views 4 replies

Driving from Durban to Kenya through Mozambique beach coast
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03 Apr 2014 General Surfing Season in South Africa 2254 views 0 replies

General Surfing Season in South Africa
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27 Jan 2014 South African Airways 1804 views 0 replies

South African Airways
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16 Dec 2013 South Africa - Camps Bay! 2234 views 0 replies

South Africa - Camps Bay!
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24 Jun 2013 learn to surf 3781 views 0 replies

learn to surf
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23 Jun 2013 safe in Durban, south africa?? someone straighten me out! 4869 views 0 replies

safe in Durban, south africa?? someone straighten me out!
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13 Mar 2013 few months starting from june 3591 views 0 replies

few months starting from june
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08 Mar 2013 Sleeping in Vans? 2324 views 0 replies

Sleeping in Vans?
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25 Jan 2013 new transport service and waves 4804 views 0 replies

new transport service and waves
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09 Jan 2013 nedd surf lessons between 11--16 december 2790 views 0 replies

nedd surf lessons between 11--16 december
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17 Jul 2012 Wanting to start up a road trip along the coast 3114 views 0 replies

Wanting to start up a road trip along the coast
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09 Jul 2012 Im looking to go on a surf road trip and need companions who enjoy surfing. 3901 views 0 replies

Im looking to go on a surf road trip and need companions who enjoy surfing.
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31 May 2012 going to SA 1st time 3098 views 0 replies

going to SA 1st time
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30 Apr 2012 Surf Job Available 16548 views 11 replies

Surf Job Available
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29 Apr 2012 World Cup and waves 3661 views 0 replies

World Cup and waves
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03 Apr 2012 Surfing south africa-car share? 3153 views 0 replies

Surfing south africa-car share?
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18 Feb 2012 Surf close to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University(Port Elizabeth) 20267 views 0 replies

Surf close to Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University(Port Elizabeth)
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09 Feb 2012 Surf Adventure 3177 views 0 replies

Surf Adventure
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19 Jul 2011 Starting a Christian Cape Town Surfing club - interested? 5678 views 8 replies

Starting a Christian Cape Town Surfing club - interested?
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05 May 2011 what's a good capetown neighborhood to live? 20365 views 15 replies

what's a good capetown neighborhood to live?
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19 Sep 2010 Travelling solo for waves and safari in SA 8564 views 5 replies

Travelling solo for waves and safari in SA
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23 Mar 2010 SA Safari/Surf/Shark Cage 4751 views 0 replies

SA Safari/Surf/Shark Cage
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16 Feb 2010 Serch for surfing school in margate, south coast 5796 views 0 replies

Serch for surfing school in margate, south coast
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26 Jan 2010 Solo gal looking 4 laid-back surfing village in South Africa 7103 views 5 replies

Solo gal looking 4 laid-back surfing village in South Africa
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15 Jan 2010 South African Road Trip May/June 09 5228 views 2 replies

South African Road Trip May/June 09
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26 Sep 2009 where do i find tide timetable on the net 5340 views 2 replies

where do i find tide timetable on the net
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15 Jun 2009 Not true 4245 views 2 replies

Not true
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12 Jun 2009 Looking to share accommodations June 19-22 3892 views 0 replies

Looking to share accommodations June 19-22
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18 Mar 2009 Advice for Surfing Bum in Cape Town 4353 views 0 replies

Advice for Surfing Bum in Cape Town
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27 Feb 2009 Beginner surfing in Cape Town and Durban 10832 views 5 replies

Beginner surfing in Cape Town and Durban
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04 Dec 2008 Great site 4273 views 2 replies

Great site
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20 Sep 2008 Honest Advice Needed 5811 views 7 replies

Honest Advice Needed
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01 Jul 2008 kalk bay 4236 views 1 replies

kalk bay
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20 May 2008 One year in Durban 3738 views 0 replies

One year in Durban
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02 Jan 2008 Surf books about South Africa 5829 views 4 replies

Surf books about South Africa
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17 Sep 2007 Surf conditions in Durban during November 4330 views 1 replies

Surf conditions in Durban during November
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02 Sep 2007 surfing + uni 3050 views 1 replies

surfing + uni
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02 Sep 2007 begginer 3759 views 1 replies

begginer
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29 Jun 2007 is it posiible to surf in cape town in july and august? 4750 views 1 replies

is it posiible to surf in cape town in july and august?
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06 Jun 2007 Two weeks of surf in June 3562 views 1 replies

Two weeks of surf in June
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07 May 2007 Beginners courses, where? 3829 views 0 replies

Beginners courses, where?
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07 May 2007 Surf/Study Cape Town? 5688 views 3 replies

Surf/Study Cape Town?
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07 May 2007 where to live in capetown 4887 views 4 replies

where to live in capetown
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07 May 2007 surfing for a beginner in Cape Town 4273 views 2 replies

surfing for a beginner in Cape Town
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07 May 2007 Surf Volunteers 3225 views 0 replies

Surf Volunteers
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18 Apr 2007 2897 views 0 replies


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21 Jan 2007 Planning a trip 4373 views 6 replies

Planning a trip
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02 Jan 2007 Crowds and Localism at J-Bay 16202 views 14 replies

Crowds and Localism at J-Bay
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18 Dec 2006 Planning to head over 3151 views 1 replies

Planning to head over
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24 Nov 2006 Do you want to travel South Africa? 3114 views 1 replies

Do you want to travel South Africa?
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20 Nov 2006 Kwazulu Natal accommodation near good surf 2807 views 0 replies

Kwazulu Natal accommodation near good surf
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30 Sep 2006 Cape Town at the beginning of November 2943 views 1 replies

Cape Town at the beginning of November
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27 Sep 2006 5 min rides at j bay? oh please! 3199 views 3 replies

5 min rides at j bay? oh please!
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18 Sep 2006 Trying to contact Charl Mocke 5153 views 2 replies

Trying to contact Charl Mocke
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23 Aug 2006 surf trip with child/baby 2999 views 1 replies

surf trip with child/baby
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31 Jul 2006 Looking for surf school in KwaZulu-Natal or Eastern Cape 3021 views 1 replies

Looking for surf school in KwaZulu-Natal or Eastern Cape
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28 Jul 2006 Surfing Durban in August 3296 views 0 replies

Surfing Durban in August
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16 Jul 2006 Bodyboarders & surfers in Africa 3952 views 2 replies

Bodyboarders & surfers in Africa
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05 Jul 2006 Where should i go in South Africa?! 26707 views 0 replies

Where should i go in South Africa?!
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17 May 2006 Info about surfing South Africa 13756 views 11 replies

Info about surfing South Africa
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16 May 2006 Bad winds in South Africa? 3619 views 1 replies

Bad winds in South Africa?
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01 Apr 2006 In SA from JUL-DEC, where are best waves, what water temp,et 3818 views 0 replies

In SA from JUL-DEC, where are best waves, what water temp,et
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24 Feb 2006 margate 3532 views 0 replies

margate
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14 Feb 2006 Water temp in the Cape in January 4002 views 2 replies

Water temp in the Cape in January
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14 Feb 2006 Cape Town: swell conditions in March + surfschool? 3923 views 3 replies

Cape Town: swell conditions in March + surfschool?
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12 Feb 2006 Board Pick up 3315 views 0 replies

Board Pick up
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21 Dec 2005 rentals 3162 views 0 replies

rentals
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09 Nov 2005 after warm water, warm days n reasoble waves in SA 2827 views 0 replies

after warm water, warm days n reasoble waves in SA
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09 Nov 2005 Swell in december/janaury 2830 views 1 replies

Swell in december/janaury
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05 Nov 2005 aussie afta surfin n study in SA 2430 views 2 replies

aussie afta surfin n study in SA
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27 Sep 2005 surf coaching 2192 views 0 replies

surf coaching
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21 Sep 2005 longboarding j-bay? 2910 views 2 replies

longboarding j-bay?
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20 Sep 2005 Please recommend Surf Spots, Hotels/Rest. in Port Elizabeth! 2152 views 0 replies

Please recommend Surf Spots, Hotels/Rest. in Port Elizabeth!
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20 Sep 2005 longboard clubs in South Africa 2114 views 0 replies

longboard clubs in South Africa
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